This is a short story of the destruction we are causing. I find it tragic.
Nature on the run.
Since the Second World War we have been living through an ecological disaster. Something on this scale has only been witnessed two or three times in the whole three billion year history of life on this planet. The rate of species extinction is almost unbelievable. It took comet strikes and major volcanic activity to produce anything on a par with this.
The human population in 1927 was only 2 Billion.
In 1960 it rose to 3 Billion.
1974 – 4 Billion
1987 – 5 Billion
1999 – 6 Billion
2011 – 7 Billion
In my lifetime it has nearly tripled! All those people need food, water, space and goods. They clear wilderness, slaughter animals, produce waste and have dramatically changed the world.
We now live in the Anthropocene. The world of the apes called human beings. We have reached sufficient numbers that our impact is drastically…
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